Memorial services start this afternoon for Rumson resident and avid area volunteer Barbara Holters Parr, who died on Sunday, Aug. 13, at Riverview Medical Center.
The daughter of the late Dr. Otto and Zita Holters, Barbara attended Red Bank Catholic High School, graduated from Eden Hall Convent School in Pennsylvania and Newton College of the Scared Heart in Massachusetts.
Barbara lived in Stockholm, Sweden for several years with her husband Charles. When she returned to Monmouth County, she served on the executive board for the Count Basie Theatre, was president of the Volunteer Center, and director of volunteers at the Central Jersey Blood Center. She was also a representative of the Doncaster Clothing.
“Barbara had a great love of music and was a member of the St. Catherine Laboure Latin Choir,” her obituary said. “She was a woman of strong conviction, who seldom waivered, and of great humor which was a pleasure to enjoy. She had a bouncy, quick personality, loved giving parties, loved people, and a great organizer. If anyone needed help Barbara was there.”
Barbara is pre-deceased by: her brother, Robert Holters; and sisters, Marilyn Carroll and Jean Evans.
She is survived by: her husband of 49 years, Charles; her son Robert Parr, and daughter-in-law Marcia; her grandson, Christian; her sisters-in-law Eleanor Holters and Jean Parr; and her niece, Sharon Carroll.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to Wounded Warrior Project 370 7th Ave. 3rd Floor Room 320 NY, NY 10001
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue Red Bank. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at The Church of St. Catherine Laboure in North Middletown at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, with entombment to follow at St. Catharine’s Cemetery and Mausoleum in Sea Girt.
There will be a repast held at the Spring Lake Golf Club, 901 Warren Ave., Spring Lake , at 1 p.m.
— Edited obituary from John E. Day Funeral Home. Click here to see Barbara’s full obituary and memorial video.